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Criticized in the past for not turning around to wave before boarding, Trump and his wife made sure to smile and give big waves this time. But for Riyadh, analysts say, a primary goal is to showcase its leadership of the Muslim world, especially in the face of regional rival Iran.
  • Freed Chibok girls arrive in Abuja

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    A first group of 21 girls were released in October as Nigeria announced it had begun negotiations with the extremist group. Twenty-one girls were released in October past year after negotiations between Boko Haram and the Nigerian government brokered by the International Committee of the Red Cross ( ICRC ) and the Swiss government.
  • North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

    North Korea says linking cyber attack to Pyongyang is 'ridiculous'

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    He said North Korea would never abandon its "nuclear deterrence for self-defense and pre-emptive strike capability" even if the US ratchets up sanctions and pressure "to the utmost". Since the end of the Korean War there has been no peace treaty, only an armistice, which is a source of contention. Any dialogue between the two countries, however, would be impossible unless the USA ceased its " hostile policy ", the envoy said.
  • Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

    Trip to bring Macron face-to-face with troops

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    Macron said he has "no doubt" the cooperation will continue, adding that he will discuss defense and security issues with President Donald Trump during a working lunch at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday. That has been brought further to light after a spike in violence across Mali, where the former colonial power intervened more than four years ago to drive out al Qaeda-linked militants who hijacked a rebellion in 2012 by ethnic Tuaregs and attempted to take ...
  • US plans new package of Venezuela sanctions soon

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    Those blacklisted by the Treasury Department include Maikel Moreno, the president of the pro-government Supreme Court, as well as all seven justices who signed a ruling in late March stripping the opposition-controlled congress of its last remaining powers.
  • Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

    Trump willing to try engagement with North Korea, on conditions: Seoul

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    Harris insisted that dealing with the threat of a nuclear North Korea was not just a regional or a US problem (given that the USA bears the brunt of much of North Korea's bellicose language), but a world problem. North Korea is not as closed off from the world as some might think, but it has very few trade partners. Choe was returning from Oslo with a North Korean delegation after holding talks with former US officials there.
  • Sweden Drops Charges Against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

    Sweden Drops Charges Against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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    Ny's statement said that, according to Swedish legislation, any criminal investigation had to be conducted as quickly as possible, and once a prosecutor had exhausted the possibilities to continue, he or she was obliged to desist. December 7 - Assange is arrested by British police on a European warrant issued by Sweden and held in jail. After the Swedish announcement, WikiLeaks tweeted: "UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a U.S.
  • Trump branded Comey 'nut job' as investigation points at White House

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    Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee, although a date has not yet been set, according to the committee's chairman, Senator Richard Burr. Comey is known to produce memos documenting especially sensitive or unsettling encounters, such as after the February meeting. The hearing will be scheduled after Memorial Day.
  • Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence speech

    Notre Dame students plan walkout during Pence speech

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    John I. Jenkins said in a statement . In 2015, as Indiana's governor, Pence signed into law a "religious freedom" bill that would have allowed businesses and individuals to refuse services to LGBT people. Organizers expect as many as 1,000 participants, and perhaps as many as 2,000, based on recent events, including the marches for women and science in South Bend, and the response so far on Facebook.
  • Trump Campaign Had at Least 18 Undisclosed Contacts With Russians

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    Officials familiar with the material under review told Reuters that following Trump's victory in the November 8 vote, Flynn and Kislyak discussed opening a line of communication between Trump and Putin that could "bypass the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said Moscow did not have official contacts with Trump's team during the campaign. The news comes shortly after another damaging report by the Times saying Trump asked former FBI chief James Comey to drop the ...
  • Erdogan Supporters in Violent Clash with Protesters in Washington

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    It would be beneficial for this person to change", he said , accusing the diplomat of pursuing policies of the Obama administration, according to broadcaster NTV. Photos and videos posted on social media by witnesses showed a chaotic scene of flying fists, feet and police batons. A video shows the Turkish president standing near his vehicle as the fighting ensued, before turning his back and walking into the embassy.
  • Justice Official Knew Trump Would Fire Comey, Senators Say

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    Earlier this week there were several news reports that Trump made the request regarding Flynn during a February meeting in the Oval Office - these accounts were based on a memo Comey drafted at the time , the contents of which were described by officials familiar with the memo.